GeoComply Deal Lets DraftKings Illinois Customers Sign Up Online While On-Site

Written By Joe Boozell on August 11, 2020Last Updated on March 23, 2021

DraftKings Sportsbook is now partners with geolocation technology provider GeoComply, to ensure efficient registration for Illinois sports bettors.

New DraftKings bettors must first visit the newly rebranded Draft Kings at Casino Queen in East St. Louis in order to comply with the state & rsquo’s in-person registration requirement.

However, it is not required to stand in line at a registration window when using GeoComply.

Instead, bettors can simply sign up from anywhere within the casino property. That’s possible with GeoComply’s “PinPoint,” which, according to the press release, “uses specialized Bluetooth beacons and software to ensure compliance with state regulations.”

Paul Liberman, the DraftKings co-founder and president of global technology and product, said:

GeoComply has given us the ability to give our customers a more effective mobile experience when they register for an account at the DraftKings at Casino Queen property thanks to & ldquo, which combines Bluetooth beacons and back office software. Our customers can quickly and effectively complete their registration on their mobile device using online ID verification thanks to the PinPoint solution, which significantly streamlines the process. & rdquo,

Up until the end of 2020, in-person membership is also required for DraftKings Iowa and GeoComply in the Hawkeye State. The company is used by the casino technician to ensure that bets from within state borders are placed by customers.

Sam Basile, the general manager of PinPoint at GeoComply, stated that the purpose of & ldquo is to make the mobile experience seamless for both players and operators, regardless of whether they are geolocating a player on casino property or assisting them in setting up their account using their mobile device.

Move follows a brief period of smart registration.

Governor of Illinois Early in June, JB Pritzker issued an executive get suspending the requirement for in-person gambling membership.

In a surprising move (to some), Pritzker chose to let the executive order expire on July 27. At the time, BetRivers was the only Illinois online sportsbook. DraftKings is live now, but the online sportsbook wasn’t during the waiver period.

On July 20, DraftKings received its master activities gaming license. A few days later, in order to avoid the & ldquo penalty box, it was rebranded as Casino Queen. Andrdquo, However, if Chicagoland users want to wager with DraftKings, they must now travel more than four days to East St. Louis.

Currently, DraftKings and BetRivers both use Kambi for lines, though that will change in the near future.

DraftKings is the second-largest cellular market in Illinois.

However, that & rsquo is undoubtedly a little deceptive when you look at the Illinois landscape.

BetRivers has an advantage over the opposition. It was the first to go on the market, introduced mobile sports betting while cellular registration was still permitted, and is close to Chicago.

PointsBet is in a nice position, as its partner Hawthorne Racecourse was just approved for a master license; as is William Hill, whose retail book is live at Grand Victoria Casino Elgin.

It will be fascinating to see what FanDuel accomplishes with day.

One would expect it to partner with a casino or racetrack closer to the Chicagoland area than DraftKings did. There were previous reports that FanDuel might buy Fairmount Park RacetrackDownstate, but we haven’t heard much about it recently.

FanDuel obtained its master license on the same day as DraftKings.

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